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HBO Gets 'High Maintenance'

Premium cabler HBO has ordered six new episodes of popular online video series High Maintenance, about a weed delivery guy in Brooklyn, and said it will distribute all 19 existing episodes across its platforms.

One of the most well performing series on Vimeo (trailer here (opens in new tab)), High Maintenance follows previous HBO ventures into THC TV such as Bored to Death and Silicon Valley, among others.

The series stars Ben Sinclair -- co-writer and co-creator with his wife, Emmy-winning casting director Katja Blichfeld -- as the amiable pot dealer, known as “The Guy” by his clients, an eccentric group of stoners. Guest stars have included Hannibal Buress (Broad City) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey).

In addition to writing and starring in the series, Blichfield and Sinclair EP, cast, direct and edit it.

“We have been growing this show organically for three years now, and we are elated to bring it into full maturity at HBO," Blichfeld and Sinclair said, working the marijuana metaphors for all they were worth.

The show's original 19 episodes, which debuted on Vimeo, will be available later this year on HBO, HBO Now and HBO Go, the network said.

"High Maintenance has proven to be one of today’s most highly-acclaimed online comedies,” Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming, said. “We are thrilled to bring this sophisticated and clever series to our HBO audience.”

High Maintenance is produced by Janky Clown Productions; Russell Gregory also serves as an executive producer.